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Title: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: 24ofmay2015 on June 17, 2015, 10:43:55 pm
Sorry for out of topic.I am Malaysian(HIV+) and looking advise from the senior.Thank You
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: Jeff G on June 18, 2015, 07:58:40 am
Sorry for out of topic.I am Malaysian(HIV+) and looking advise from the senior.Thank You

Welcome to the forums ! What kind of advice are you seeking ? You must post 3 times before you are able to send or receive messages so please ask any questions you have here and I am sure you will get many replies.
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: DANIELtakashi on June 18, 2015, 08:02:20 am
Hi.
I am in JAPAN.
Please tell us more about yourself.
I am here to listen.
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: 24ofmay2015 on June 18, 2015, 10:31:52 am
I just checked HIV(+)  because of financial problem, may i know Malaysia able to provide  free HIV treatment?
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: Jeff G on June 18, 2015, 11:21:30 am
You can find much of the information you need by following this link . Best of luck to you .

http://www.utopia-asia.com/aids.htm

www.aidsmap.com
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: DANIELtakashi on June 23, 2015, 08:02:54 am
Hi.
Each country must have a different system, so you should check and find the situation in Malaysia.
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: caesium93 on August 13, 2015, 10:52:40 am
Hi 24ofmay2015, I'm new here and a Malaysian as well.

You can get free treatment from government clinics and hospitals. Only first line of antiretrovirals are free of charge.

http://www.moh.gov.my/index.php/database_stores/store_view/1
You can check out the link above to see any clinics that are convenient for you. Only clinics bearing the name "Klinik Kesihatan" can you find medical help for HAART.

Hope this helps!! ;)
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: slayer88 on September 06, 2015, 10:58:15 am
Hi, Im a malaysian + too.

Do not worry much as nearly all major gov hospitals will provide free first line treatment. Do watch out for semi government hosp though, as they only subsidized certain meds and cd4/VL tests.

I opted for the tenofovir+efa combination as its once a day and better than older meds that they still give which will cause facial wasting. As i told my other + friends. Please, please adhere to the medication given to you as it is free. We are lucky as some other countries you have to fork out alot of money to pay for the ARV meds. Second line treatment will cause you some money.


You just have to get a letter from the doc (priv or gov) and bring to the hospital and show them. Where are you located? Sungai Buloh Hospital has excellent ID treatment with no stigma from the nurses.

Nice to know you :D. Stay strong
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: keepingon89 on October 03, 2015, 12:56:54 am
Hi, Im a malaysian + too.

Do not worry much as nearly all major gov hospitals will provide free first line treatment. Do watch out for semi government hosp though, as they only subsidized certain meds and cd4/VL tests.

I opted for the tenofovir+efa combination as its once a day and better than older meds that they still give which will cause facial wasting. As i told my other + friends. Please, please adhere to the medication given to you as it is free. We are lucky as some other countries you have to fork out alot of money to pay for the ARV meds. Second line treatment will cause you some money.


You just have to get a letter from the doc (priv or gov) and bring to the hospital and show them. Where are you located? Sungai Buloh Hospital has excellent ID treatment with no stigma from the nurses.

Nice to know you :D. Stay strong

So this once a day med is first line or 2nd line? How much are you paying for it?
I spoke to my doc that I want to switch to Atripla because I think it's more convenient for me, but the doc said that since I'm doing well with my meds(combivir +nevirapine) there's no reason to switch, plus Atripla is considered 2nd line in Malaysia so it won't be subsidised anymore.
Thoughts?
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: pozzy83 on October 18, 2015, 09:20:50 am
hi, usually malaysia ID doctor will start combine drug like atripla, stribild, triumeq?
or he give other type of medicine? because i saw most ppl take the drug above show good respond...thx
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: pozzy83 on October 18, 2015, 09:21:58 am
any local malaysian HIV support group available?
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: slayer88 on October 22, 2015, 07:45:13 pm
Hmmm..i dont know what doc u r looking at , combivir have a higher chance for causing lipo.

Atripla is actually a single pill contain tenofovir and efavirenze. Malaysia does not have the generic atripla yet. You have to ask for tenofovir and efavirenz, which is still first line trearment meaning u will be taking 2 pills a day. Same thing as atripla but not a single pill only
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: slayer88 on October 22, 2015, 07:50:39 pm
U needs to do abit more research on the meds. Malaysia free first line treatment r usually generic. Those u mention r expensive and still protected intelectually. Atriola generics are available in India but not allowed in malaysia due to patent issue.
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: YellowFever on December 14, 2015, 02:04:37 pm
Hello! Welcome to the forums. If you have not found a support group yet, there's one called the Pink Triangle Foundation. They run a group for gays (http://www.msmpoz.com/) and meet once a month in Kuala Lumpur. Friendly bunch, mostly Malay crowd. I can link you up with the co-ordinator if you're interested. Send me a PM! If you speak Mandarin, you might want to try KLASS (http://www.klass.org.my/en/home.html) but I've never been there myself even though I speak it.
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: benlovesblue on June 14, 2016, 04:01:49 am
Hello
Malaysian here too.

I was given Combivir/Efavirenz theraphy; and it's entering my second month. I do have dizziness now and then but I try to manage since the idea of changing to a new combo scares me a lot.
Title: Re: May i know how many Malaysian here?
Post by: terrymoore on June 17, 2016, 12:14:27 am
Hi,
Sorry about your new status. If things don`t work out in MY and if you can make it to BKK (Airasia has frequent cheap flights) you can get pretty cheap treatment in BKK. I know many from your country come here to buy meds. check out the Thai Red Cross anonymous clinic. http://en.trcarc.org/?page_id=632 (http://en.trcarc.org/?page_id=632)